Easter Bunny Muddy Buddies

We've added a new flavorful twist to these Easter Bunny Muddy Buddies. There is a secret ingredient - Strawberry Cake Mix. A favorite Muddy Buddy recipe that can be adapted for any occasion. It's so easy to swap out the candies for some in season.

Muddy Buddies remind us of family time together. It’s the perfect treat to take to the Drive-In movie, pool parties,game nights, movie nights, picnics, a day at the beach, a road trip.

The list goes on and on and it’s always a favorite snack no matter the occasion. And they are always connected to happy family time.

The best part about these delicious muddy buddies is that they are simple and come together in a few minutes. We have a secret ingredient that gives them a little extra flavor – Strawberry Cake Mix.

Looking for another fun Easter recipe? Try these Easy Easter Sugar Cookies!

can you adapt this recipe for other holidays or parties?

Easter Bunny Muddy Buddies can easily be adapted to any holiday or party. Here are a few ideas.

  1. Switch out the M&M’s candy to colors in season. You can even special order certain M&M colors for special occasions.
  2. Sixlets come in many colors and you can also order them in certain colors.
  3. Switch out the cake mix to another flavor or leave out all together and add in an extra 1/3 cup of powdered sugar.
  4. Cadbury Eggs are pastel in the spring. They come in Christmas colors for the holidays.

Related recipe: looking for more Easter treats? Try our chocolate thumbprint cookies!


what other kinds of cereal will work in this recipe?

Chex cereal comes in so many flavors, but here are some flavors that will work great with most add-ins.

  1. Corn Chex
  2. Vanilla Chex
  3. Honey Nut Chex
  4. Golden Grahams

how to make Easter Bunny Muddy Buddies

Easter Bunny Muddy Buddies are the perfect snack that come together so fast. It’s a tasty snack the whole family loves – old and young alike.

Here are some easy ingredients needed for these Muddy Buddies.

  • Place Rice Chex cereal in a big mixing bowl.
  • Melt the white chips in a microwave bowl. Be careful to place on “melt” setting on your microwave to chips don’t seize or burn.
  • After the chips are melted, pour over dry cereal in bowl.

  • Add in the powdered sugar and strawberry cake mix. Stir together well.

  • Add in sprinkles, animal cookies, M&M’s, Sixlets, and Cadbury Eggs. Stir in gently so the cereal doesn’t break apart.

  • Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to a week.

helpful items used in this recipe

  1.  Mixing Bowl Set – These nice mixing bowls have handles and a non skid bottom. 
  2. 4 Cup Measuring Cup – These measuring cups are great for melting chocolate and boiling water in the microwave.
  3. Food Storage Container – The perfect container to keep your Muddy Buddies fresh. 

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here are more delicious Muddy Buddies recipes

  1.  Double Brownie Muddy Buddies
  2. Triple Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies
  3. Turtle Muddy Buddies
  4. Thin Mint Muddy Buddies
  5. White Chocolate Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies

Serves: 12

Easter Bunny Muddy Buddies

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 6 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup strawberry cake mix (dry)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Mother's Circus Animal Cookies (broken in half)
  • 1/2 cup Sixlets candies
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate M&M's
  • 1/2 cup Cadbury milk chocolate eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon sprinkles


  1. Place cereal in a big mixing bowl.
  2. Melt white chips in microwave on "melt" setting. Be careful not to melt at a high heat because it could burn or seize.
  3. Pour melted chocolate over cereal and stir in gently.
  4. Sprinkle strawberry cake mix and powdered sugar over the covered cereal. Stir in gently.
  5. Then fold in the broken cookie pieces, Sixlets, M&M's, Cadbury eggs, and sprinkles.
  6. Ready to serve.
  7. Store in an airtight container.


egg free
soy free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free



1258 cal


18 g


261 g


18 g
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